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Caledonia shut down dim T&TEC

Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA recorded its first win of the season on Friday night as the “Eastern Stallions” eased past a dim T&TEC outfit 2-0 in a First Citizens Cup quarterfinal fixture at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain. As a further indicator of T&TEC’s eye-watering slide since …

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Modeste Rangers stun Stars in Cup opener

A spirited team performance and generous slice of good fortune paved the way for the first upset of the First Citizens Cup tonight as the modestly assembled St Ann’s Rangers stunned North East Stars 2-1 in a quarterfinal meeting at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain. Long-serving Rangers utility …

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Connection eliminated from Champions League

A late header from veteran Xelajú defender Fredy Santiago ended DirecTV W Connection’s CONCACAF Champions League aspirations last night as the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League’s defending champions lost 3-2 at the Estadio Mario Camposeco in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Twice, Connection fought back from a goal down to hold the Guatemalan outfit …

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Hillsborough: two decades-plus later

I wasn’t there that day; I couldn’t get a ticket. Tickets for the F.A. Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield were like gold dust. But for football supporters in UK, 15th April, 1989 was our 9/11. I was working in a busy shopping centre …

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Eve-lution at Stars as Caledonia cut down

New Pro League head coach Angus Eve and his North East Stars squad threw out a challenge to Trinidad and Tobago’s established football order last night as the Sangre Grande stunned Caribbean champions, Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA, en route to a 3-1 win at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port …

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Pro League kicks off with two-day POS fiesta

Armchair and bar room football fans will have the chance for some fresh air this weekend as Trinidad and Tobago’s Digicel Pro League competition officially gets going with two days of action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain. All eyes have been peeled on Parliament this week …

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NLCB steps in but national football teams still in disarray

The State-owned National Lottories Control Board (NLCB) belatedly stepped in on the weekend to rescue the Trinidad and Tobago national under-20 football team’s two-match series against its Canada national under-20 counterparts. The Trinidad and Tobago team is preparing for November’s Caribbean Football Union (CFU) qualifying competition in Jamaica but was …

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Toasting Scotland the Brave

Technically competent, strong as an ox, a deft dribbler and a fierce striker of the ball with either foot, Jason Scotland was well worth whatever trouble he may have given the coach when he arrived in Dundee. Fortunate to be signed by Dundee United after scoring twice in a rare …

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Charitable W Connection beat D/Force in season opener

Charity begins in the dressing room at DirecTV W Connection. As Connection beat a 10-man Defence Force team 2-0 for the Digicel Charity Shield at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium this evening, announcer Wayne Cunningham informed the audience that the $10,000 charitable cash prize at stake would go to captain Jan-Michael …

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